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Druim Na Ceud

Stone Row (Neol/bronze Age)

Site Name Druim Na Ceud

Classification Stone Row (Neol/bronze Age)

Alternative Name(s) Upper Dounreay

Canmore ID 7885

Site Number ND06NW 6

NGR ND 002 661

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Reay
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND06NW 6 002 661.

(ND 002 661) Druim na Ceud - 'Ridge of the Hundred' - is a long low ridge on which traditionally a hundred men were killed and buried during the 15th century battle of the Ruaig Haunsaid (ND06NW 4), the graves being marked by small stones a foot or so in height, set on end. The stones are no longer visible as the ground has been cultivated for some time. (See also ND06NW 3 & 8 for similar stone settings and tradition.)

Name Book 1873.

(ND 002 661) Druim na Ceud (NAT) Stone Rows (NR) (site of)

OS 25"map, (1966)

No information was obtained locally regarding this stone setting.

Visited by OS (J B) 7 September 1981.

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